Business operations began in 2006 during the project that was initiated to set the world record. On 2 September 2006 at 4:03 p.m., on the high-speed rail line between Ingolstadt and Nuremberg, the speed record for classic locomotives – which had been in existence for 51 years – was set at 357 km/h. The resulting entry into the Guinness World Records showed the initiators the enormous technical but also emotional potential of rail as a mode of transport. Thousands of people lined the track as the world record locomotive 1216 050 wrote railway and technology history at track kilometre 36.3. This was both reason and incentive enough to further develop the activities and transfer over to a limited company in 2010.
Since then, the company has been based in Munich, where it handles high-quality test and transfer runs for the rail industry. To do this, the company has specially developed assets. RailAdventure owns locomotives, coupling adapters and brake force wagons as well as its in-house developed and patented transport system Loco Buggy for the transport of vehicles with other track gauges. At our site in Braunschweig, RailAdventure operates a hotel for trains under the name “Zughotel”. Our permanently employed and mostly multilingual employees include specially trained locomotive drivers, technicians and test managers. RailAdventure GmbH is a member of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB).
The modern saloon car Luxon is available for the highest quality occasions.
Since 2021, RailAdventure GmbH has owned the former railway station building at Isartalbahnhof Großhesselohe and has created a number of offices within the property . RailAdventure also operates its own brewery there under the name “Isartaler Bahnhofsbräu”.